Thursday, September 11, 2008

Book Review- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I will admit I was totally prepared to not like this book. The topic really didn't interest me, or so I thought, but this book is wonderful and I will would recommend it to anyone! Okay back to the topic this story was centered around a depression era traveling circus. They traveled by train which was a pretty neat plot line as well, and it was a love story, and I LOVE a love story, especially a good love story. I say it was a love story but not in the traditional sense, I mean it was in the traditional sense, but there is also other love stories that shine through in this book. (That sentence doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but I hope you get the gist, hence the reason I am not an author!) This author really did her homework and the historic details and antedotes she added to the story especially those that were somewhat factual really added to her telling of the story. The thing that I loved most is that I thought that I had it figured out and I was wrong, and in this case I loved that I was wrong! It has a really neat twist, that I didn't see coming. Anyway great book, great writing, fairly quick read, and it made me cry, and in my estimation that is is a sign of a great book!